Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Day 1 at GISEC - Free CISSP Clinic

Yesterday marked the first day of GISEC. The event was opened by the Commander General of Dubai Police and saw senior professionals from a range of industries viewing the latest technologies and products to help protect their business from cyber threats.

The Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference is where experts convene to share cutting edge solutions.  The event runs until 5 June 2013 and is organised and hosted by Dubai World Trade Centre.



Firebrands very own (ISC)2 Authorised instructor Gary Mclntyre gave a free of charge CISSP Clinic. Gary Mclntyre gave two detailed and informative sessions on Information Security Governance and Risk Management  and Access Control.

"People are the most important assets. Be futuristic and not only address yesterday's problems. (ISC)2 certifications have set the bar for information security professionals around the world to next standards of excellence."
GaryMclntyre, CISSP, Firebrands (ISC)2 Authorised Instructor.

"It's a great event and specially the CISSP Clinic, which was really good."
Akhtar Rasool, Security Consultant, GBM

Another of the highlights on the first day of GISEC 2013 was a free series of Security Sessions delivered by industry experts, including Khaled Chatila, who traced the entire life cycle of web applications from development to production. The app market is thriving with the market expected to increase by 32% in 2013 to reach a value of $25 billion (AED92 billion), according to BlackBerry.

Why you need to go GISEC

GISEC is packed with latest I.T. security technologies, globally-renowned speakers, product demonstrations and free security clinic like the one given by our CISSP instructor. So why not join in?

“With cyber threats posing a real danger to the security of individuals, businesses and governments, we believe that GISEC will provide an excellent platform to network with like-minded professionals from all across the Middle East region to further provide the impetus to the growth in adoption of information security to deal effectively with the menace cyber-crimes and cyber threats,” said Jayadevan K, Senior Vice President, Comguard Value Business.

The cost to businesses of cyber attacks in the UAE alone is now said to be $612 million each year.

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